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ACT II Kicks Off Season 5 with Five Opening Nights

October 23, 2017

This Summer, Diana Villamonte gave us a sneak peek of her musical tribute to the great ladies of "Motown & Beyond," like Diana Ross, Etta James, Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin and Donna Summer.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Act II is kicking off its fifth season of entertaining Puerto Vallarta with FIVE big opening nights and Owner/Operator Danny Mininni's birthday... all in one week! The fun starts Oct. 31 with an Opening Night Party in the newly renovated Encore Lounge, followed by the 'The Rocky Horror Show' on the Main Stage.

"Rocky Horror Show"
a Musical Comedy Fiction Horror Stage Play
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Main Stage Opening Night Party at 6:00 pm / Show at 7:00 pm


Tuesday, October 31 is the opening night for Act II's Main Stage, featuring the blockbuster new stage play, The Rocky Horror Show. This ultra-campy cult classic features Gabe Arcineaga, Mary Jo Nelson, Kami Desilets, Maria Rose, Ted Rigney, Joey Martinez, Elvis Morales, and a host of other talented performers. This humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940s through the early 1970s tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and coming to the home of a mad transvestite scientist, Dr. FrankNFurter. It is hilarious, gripping and haunting, all at the same time. Before the show, there will be a HUGE Halloween party, as well as costume contest, with prizes for the best costumes. This is certain to be an unforgettable, fun night! Tickets are selling fast, so click HERE to get yours NOW! If you can't make Opening Night, The Rocky Horror Show will be presented every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 7:00 pm until the end of November.

UsTwo: "New Voices, Old Beats"
featuring the fabulous musical duo, Noemi Plasencia and Daniel Celis
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Red Room Opening Night and Danny's Birthday Party at 6:00 pm / Show at 7:30 pm
Every Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30 pm until the end of December.


Thursday, November 2, is also a very special day! The mastermind behind Act II, Danny Mininni, is having a birthday. Danny has always loved to open The Red Room season on his birthday so that he can have a big party. So, this year, he has chosen Puerto Vallarta's newest summer musical sensation, UsTwo, to be the first act of the season. Puerto Vallarta has fallen in love with this smashing duo with the soft, sexy beat and harmonious vocals. As soon as they open their mouths, you will be mesmerized. They sing remastered arrangements of classic favorites, and people are raving about the absolute beauty of their sound. UsTwo's Opening Night will be a special evening of fun, gorgeousness, and talent. Get your tickets NOW to come and see UsTwo... and celebrate Danny's birthday at the same time!

Opening Week at Act II STAGES

Tuesday, October 31
Act II Opening Night / Halloween Party 6:00 pm
Rocky Horror Opening Night 7:00 pm Show

Thursday, November 2
Red Room Opening Night Party 6:00 pm
Us Two Opening Night 7:30 pm


Friday, November 3
Kinsey Sicks Opening Night 8:00 pm

Saturday November 4
The Rocky Horror Show 7:00 pm

Sunday, November 5
History Of Tango Opening Night 7:00 pm
Welcome Back Paul Party 6:30 pm
Legends of the 50's and 60's with Paul Fracassi Opening Night 7:30 pm

Monday, November 6
The Kinsey Sicks 8:00 pm

Tuesday, November 7
The Rocky Horror Show 7:00 pm
UsTwo 7:30 pm

Wednesday, November 8
Walk Like a Man Opening Night 7:30 pm
The Kinsey Sicks 8:00 pm

Thursday, November 9
The Rocky Horror Show 7:00 pm
UsTwo 7:30 pm
Daisy Bucket Opening Night 9:30 pm

Friday, November 10
Opening Night Party Eric Clapton 6:30 pm
The Eric Clapton Show Opening Night 7:30
The Kinsey Sicks 8:00 pm

Saturday, November 11
Motown & Beyond Opening Night Party 6:30 pm / Show 7:30 pm
The Rocky Horror Show 7:00 pm
Daisy Bucket 9:30 pm

About the Performances

"Things You Shouldn't Say"
a Political Satire featuring The Kinsey Sicks!
Opening Friday, November 3 at 8:00 pm
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays at 8:00 pm until Nov. 20.

Friday, November 3, The Kinsey Sicks! return to Act II with the opening of their very popular political satire, Things You Shouldn't Say. This is the remarkable true story of four friends from San Francisco who had a life-changing Epiphany at a Bette Midler concert that led to them to form The Kinsey Sicks in an effort to find joy during the darkest days of the AIDS crisis. Now that the era of Trumpism is upon us, they're sharing their hilarious, inspiring and at times heartbreaking tale, and showing that hatred and deceit can be fought with humor and heart. So come join America's Favorite Dragapella® Beautyshop Quartet as they lead us all in resisting these new dark times with laughter, integrity, and heroically high hair in an unforgettable new musical exploring Trumpism, racism, AIDS, extreme macramé, oblong vegetables and, of course, Bette Midler. If you love Donald Trump, you'll hate this show!

"Legends" with special tribute to Roy Orbison
featuring Canadian Idol Finalist, Paul Fracassi
Opening Night Sunday November 5
Welcome Back Party at 6:30 pm / Show at 7:30 pm
Performing every Sunday at 7:30 pm through December.


Sunday, November 5, marks the return of one of Act II's most popular headliners, Paul Fracassi! He is opening his show "Legends," a stunning tribute to some of his favorite singers, including Elvis Presley, Frankie Valli, Frank Sinatra, Davy Jones, Buddy Holly, Bobby Darin and more. You will definitely find yourself singing along and swaying in your seat to this memorable music. Paul Fracassi is the consummate performer. He bounds onto the stage and effortlessly reaches soaring high notes that send chills and thrills throughout his audience. He has added new excitement to his shows with backup singers and Vegas-style costumes that truly complement his engaging delivery.

"The History Of Tango"
Starring Mario Medina & Laura Britos
Opening Sunday, November 5 at 7:00 pm
3 SHOWS ONLY! November 5, 12, 19 at 7:00

On Sunday, November 5, the dancing duo, El Oriental (Mario Medina) y La Morocha (Laura Britos), will open their beautiful Argentinian dance program, "The History of Tango," on the Main Stage. This is a very unique show in which music, cinematic projections, and dance (Tango, Candombe and Ballet) will be brought together on the stage. Using innovative costumes and films where actors interpret unforgettable tango, they unify modern dance with the tango and ballet. Argentinian beauty, Laura Ines Britos Meregaglia, studied classical ballet and opened the Classical Dance Studio, L'Poché, here in Puerto Vallarta in 2005. She teamed up with Mario Anibal Medina Rodriguez, and created this wonderful show. The two are popular performers at many venues here in the Banderas Bay. If you love dance, you will love this show! They only have three Sunday shows, November 5, 12, & 19, so be sure not to miss this wonderful trip through the Tango.

"Walk Like a Man" Paul Fracassi
Opening Night Wednesday, November 8 - Show at 7:30 pm
Performing every Wednesday at 7:30 pm through December

This "Jersey Kid" from Toronto, Canada, managed to create a big fuss up in Canada as a finalist in "Canadian Idol." Shortly thereafter, he created a "big fuss" in Puerto Vallarta, too, as we fell in love with this wonderful, new singing sensation! He has become an international star and is much in demand in Mexico, Canada, the U.S., and Europe. Paul's vocal range has been compared to the great crooners of the American songbook, and especially the high vocal range of Frankie Valli. It is no wonder that this artist chose to present the music of The Four Seasons for his show, including Dawn, Rag Doll, Can't Take My Eyes Off of You, and Walk Like a Man. He also handles the Frankie Valli songs as if Frankie Valli himself was on stage singing them in his early years on the Ed Sullivan Show!

"Pansy" Daisy Buckët
Opening Night Thursday, November 9 - Party at 8:00 pm / Show at 9:30 pm
3 SHOWS ONLY! November 9, 11, 16 at 9:30


Thursday, November 9: Glitz and glamour are something to be expected of a queen. And though Daisy Buckët might not be royalty by blood, she is sure to leave you just as awestruck as seeing Kate Middleton walking down the street! How does one fall into a career of sequins and fabulousness? Daisy Buckët will reveal all in her exciting, 90-minute cabaret show, a rollercoaster ride of high-energy songs, from show tunes to rock and blues... all gloriously sung by Daisy, herself! Daisy Buckët has been a staple in the Kansas City drag community since she was "discovered" at a piano bar in 2006. Most recently, Daisy can be seen "in disguise" as the hilarious "Trampolina" in the famous Dragapella ®? Barbershop Quartet, The Kinsey Sicks.

And that's just the first 10 days of this season's incredible line up of entertainment!

The 2017-2018 season at Act II is going to be fabulous! Featuring 42 different shows, many more are opening in November. Lots of Puerto Vallarta's favorites are returning, but there's also some hot, new surprises in store. Act II is also going through a HUGE remodel right now... you are going to LOVE what you see!

Also Coming in November:

• Cesar Medina in Wonderful Tonight - November 10 at 7:30 pm
• Diana Villamonte in Motown and Beyond - November 11 at 7:30 pm
• Delighted Tobehere in Drag 101 - November 12 at 9:30 pm
• Brittany Kingery in Little Miss Sunshine - November 13 at 7:30 pm
• Mama Tits in Big and Loud! - November 13 9:30 pm
• Martha D'Arthur in Martha Mia! - November 17 at 9:30 pm
It's a Wonderful Life - November 22 at 7:00 pm
• Brittany Kingery sings Linda Ronstadt - November 24 at 7:30 pm

One thing is for sure... this will be a season to remember! For more information or to buy tickets, visit actiientertainment.com.

Tickets to all shows can be purchased online with no surcharge at act2pv.com, at the box office, which opens daily at 11:00 am on show days, or at the 2nd Box Office location, across the street from Garbos on Pulpito Street in the Romantic Zone.

The Act II Entertainment STAGES complex is located at Insurgentes 300 on the corner of Basilio Badillo on the South side of Puerto Vallarta. For more information, call (322) 222-1512, or follow Act II on Facebook. Click HERE to see what else is playing at Act II STAGES.